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For those who have bought a 2010 truck, has anyone experienced any engine knock or noise? I may get another truck, but I am checking the odds.
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No, This engine is quiet.
Are you talking trade in or is Nissan going to exchange for a new one?

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For those who have bought a 2010 truck, has anyone experienced any engine knock or noise? I may get another truck, but I am checking the odds.
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I get the start-up rattle, more often than not.

2010 SE V6 4WD, 900 on the clock. All I've done is put gas in the tank. I plan on dumping the oil at 1200, and putting in Mobil1 5w30 (regular stuff) and Mobil1 filter. I'll let you know if it stops the rattle at start-up.
 

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All quiet at 3500k
 

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Thanks for the replys. Looking at trading. They won't do an exchange,but they are doing a so-so deal for me. Not thrilled, but I am glad too. They have the same exact truck on the lot. So its a gamble in a way, take the plunge & hope this one has no issues, or do what the service dept said today drive it for 5 to 10k and see what happens. Can you beleive that.:thatswck: According to them thats what Nissan would say to do. Go figure. So time to do a lot praying and thinking. I plan to call Nissan, for what good it will do if I keep the one I've got now.
 

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I get the start-up rattle, more often than not.
I inquired on this today when I was talking to the service mgr, he said its supposed to do it. I cant remember why exactly...

To OP, what type of deal are they offering you on the other truck? Unless its a strait across type of trade I wouldnt do it. Does this mean the dealer recongnizes the problem?

You bought the exended warranty correct? You could just keep driving the one you have and if the engine dies in 40k you get a new one.
 

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A dealer NEVER loses. They could work it out as a straight trade, fix the old one and sell it. You just need to get a sympathetic ear to listen to you at the dealership.
I did that with a Maxima back in 1987 and they sold it used for more than I paid for it. It can be done.
Plus the loan rate is .09% so that will reborrow the same money for less.

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It would cost me about 50 bucks more a month, not awful, but not good either. I could ride it out, but putting in a new engine later on does not thrill me, just me I guess.
 

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That's about a $3000 hit? Ask to talk to the general manager and see what he says. If they sell you a new one at cost and give you the holdback you would be even closer. I wish you lived in NJ as I am very skilled in negotiating cars and enjoy making them squirm during a sale. See what they say and if you think it will have any effect tell them this saga is being read across the country and you want them as well as Nissan to look good.

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I sit here and think why should you pay one cent more to get exactly what you already have? What's their opinion on that statement?
Why would you go there and spend valuable time and be asking about an exchange unless there really IS something wrong? Who would waste the time unless at wits end?
Did they diagnose an engine defect? Why not repair now?
If they keep you driving it and racking up the miles the truck will lose more value and the trade in book drops in value by age as well.
I know you're upset over this and not looking to make it worse by bringing all these questions but I'm starting to get pissed off over this and it's not even my truck. If it was there would be a very ugly meeting there. I have a temper and people tend to scurry away when they are around and I boil over. You bought what we bought but you're not enjoying it as we are.
Good luck on getting this resolved.

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That's about a $3000 hit? Ask to talk to the general manager and see what he says. If they sell you a new one at cost and give you the holdback you would be even closer. I wish you lived in NJ as I am very skilled in negotiating cars and enjoy making them squirm during a sale. See what they say and if you think it will have any effect tell them this saga is being read across the country and you want them as well as Nissan to look good.

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According to them it is at cost, & holdback and, yada yada yada. Yeah I'd take you with me, & let you have at it, be fun I'm sure. Yes it a big hit, not sure if talking to the GM would help, as I think he might be aware anyway, but I'll try it tomarrow if I get the chance at work. Thanks for the support:)
 

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I sit here and think why should you pay one cent more to get exactly what you already have? What's their opinion on that statement?
Why would you go there and spend valuable time and be asking about an exchange unless there really IS something wrong? Who would waste the time unless at wits end?
Did they diagnose an engine defect? Why not repair now?
If they keep you driving it and racking up the miles the truck will lose more value and the trade in book drops in value by age as well.
I know you're upset over this and not looking to make it worse by bringing all these questions but I'm starting to get pissed off over this and it's not even my truck. If it was there would be a very ugly meeting there. I have a temper and people tend to scurry away when they are around and I boil over. You bought what we bought but you're not enjoying it as we are.
Good luck on getting this resolved.

Clint

Thanks Clint, reading the above made my day:) I can get loud & have in the past but I try not to get my bp up. & why not fix it now has me puzzled too.
 

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OK, it's at cost minus holdback so how much less is it than your current trucks purchase price?
Next since the 2010's aren't in the used truck price books what are they saying it's worth?
They can fix it and sell it without losing.
You didn't respond. What did they say about the noise in your engine?
Try not to get angry (difficult) when talking to them but it does help. Remember always talk to a decision maker not a middleman. The GM can make things happen or go above his head and demand to speak to the dealerships owner. You'd be surprised what they can do if they want to.
Hey, this feels like a coach giving a pep talk to the team.
Now go out there and come back with a new no cost to you truck! Good luck.

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OK, it's at cost minus holdback so how much less is it than your current trucks purchase price?
Next since the 2010's aren't in the used truck price books what are they saying it's worth?
They can fix it and sell it without losing.
You didn't respond. What did they say about the noise in your engine?
Try not to get angry (difficult) when talking to them but it does help. Remember always talk to a decision maker not a middleman. The GM can make things happen or go above his head and demand to speak to the dealerships owner. You'd be surprised what they can do if they want to.
Hey, this feels like a coach giving a pep talk to the team.
Now go out there and come back with a new no cost to you truck! Good luck.

Clint
On the enigine knock they just said it sounded abnormal. This being the same audio you guys have heard. Wanted me to come back at my next oil change which is about 1k. and do more checking, then drive more I guess. I wll talk to the gm Tell him my side & see how it goes from there.
 

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Unfortunately many of todays mechanics are not like they were in the old days and replace whole units rather than pieces to repair the unit.
Is your dealer aware that a bad fly wheel can sould just like a rod knock? It too sounds like it's in the center of the motor.
I had it on an antique 1978 Cadillac and you would have thought the rods were going to come through the block. New flywheel and all was quiet again.

There were members with improperly installed at the factory clutches. The dealer tried to blame the driver only to find out Nissan was at fault.
Just thinking out loud....

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I inquired on this today when I was talking to the service mgr, he said its supposed to do it. I cant remember why exactly...

To OP, what type of deal are they offering you on the other truck? Unless its a strait across type of trade I wouldnt do it. Does this mean the dealer recongnizes the problem?

You bought the exended warranty correct? You could just keep driving the one you have and if the engine dies in 40k you get a new one.
To be honest it sounds like all the oil drained out of the engine, and oil pump has to reprime itself.

As for it supposed to happen - I figure if it was an issue, it would have been corrected long before the 2010 model or made into a REALLY big issue all over the internet.

So far people complain about it, but no one has noted engine failure because of it. Timing chain whine is the closest thing.
 
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